baby's breath

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baby's breath

noun

Definition of BABY'S BREATH

:  gypsophila; especially :  a perennial herb (Gypsophila paniculata) or an annual herb (G. elegans) commonly used in floral arrangements

First Known Use of BABY'S BREATH

1866

baby's breath

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Either of two species of herbaceous plants of the genus Gypsophila (pink family), having profuse small blossoms. Both G. elegans, an annual, and G. paniculata, a perennial, are cultivated for their fine misty effect in rock gardens and flower borders and in floral arrangements. They are native to Eurasia.

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